“The first edition of Vivian Nutton’s Ancient Medicine () is already established as the most authoritative, and expansive, synthetic treatment of the subject. Vivian Nutton, Ancient Medicine. London and New York: Routledge, Pp. xiv , ; ills. 31, maps & plans 4. ISBN $ Ancient Medicine has 37 ratings and 1 review. Nelle said: A fascinating historical look at medicine. Heavy going at times, but extremely interesting. A m.

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None of this changes the basic pattern which Nutton outlines, all can be incorporated into his basic narrative, but this is still an even richer, and more complex, version of that story: Adobe Reader electronic bk. We were unable to find this nytton in any bookshop we are able to search. Dispatched from the UK in 3 business days When will my order arrive?

Although cited by Nutton, these ideas are implicitly dismissed. Pharmacology surgery and the Roman army. Among the portraits penned by Nutton, Galen of Pergamon A.

Medicine in the Later Roman Empire show more. Nutton is well aware of all these particulars, and, with topics that match his well-known abilities in classical philology, 8 his narrative drips with controlled expertise, an ease of choosing just the right example from hundreds that speaks of the many years spent with Greek and Latin texts on medicine and related subjects.

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Nutton’s book carries the marks of this continual debate.

Ancient Medicine

Li Or rated it liked it Aug 23, F Bynum, The Times Higher Education Supplement ‘[A] near-masterpiece, Ancient Medicine is a huge quarry, fit for mining and exploitation by those who have the proper equipment. Nutton has accomplished a compaction of an enormous body of evidence, if occasionally jagged and overqualified. Vivian Nutton pays particular attention to the life and work of doctors in the communities, links between medicine and magic, and examines the different approaches to medicine across the ancient world.


Where and when the two men met can only be guessed at Nutton masterfully guides the reader through the massive amount of literary, scientific, philosophical and material evidence, constructing a coherent and compelling narrative of the often heroic attempts of ancient doctors to understand and treat disease. Lists with This Book.

Published London ancisnt New York: University of California Press, My library Help Advanced Book Search. Simply listing ‘common names’ ” References to this book Lehrbuch der biologischen Medizin: A talented philologist, trained in the finest analytical techniques applicable to Greek and Latin, easily misses the particulars that infest pharmacology, surgery, and the unexperienced if essential recollections of an everyday medical practice.

Account Options Sign in. I tabulated about 30 of these “unpub. Language English View all editions Prev Next edition 5 of 9.

With many texts made accessible for the first time, and providing new evidence, this broad exploration challenges usual perspectives, and proves an invaluable resource for students of both classics and the history of medicine. Anthony Kalogerinis rated it it was amazing Jul 07, Given its prose that packs too nuttton examples into too few sentences and paragraphs, the book is utterly unsuitable for the general reader or for undergraduates in ancient nutotn, the Classics, or the History of Medicine.

Galen’s On the Doctrines of Hippocrates and Plato ed. View online Borrow Buy Freely available Show 0 more links Hardcoverpages. The new edition will be essential as a starting point for all serious students of Greek and Roman medicine.

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Guardasole, Eraclide di Taranto. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Annastasia Conner rated it it was amazing Oct 09, Ancient Botany Gavin Hardy. Ancient Mathematics Serafina Cuomo. James rated it really liked it Aug 26, The new edition includes the key discoveries made since the first edition, especially from important texts discovered in recent finds of papyri and manuscripts, making it the most comprehensive and up-to-date survey available.

This short andient repeats much of an earlier publication, 24 and suffers from the same faults: And yes, we can identify each of the plants through Linnaean, binomial nomenclatures. Nutton has — to use a proper metaphor — created a body of literary evidence that will be meticulously dissected for many generations, and doubtlessly future authors will use these collections of ancient medical organs, tissues, and cellular structures as foundations to create their own studies of Greek and Roman medicine.

Hippocrates, the Hippocratic Corpus and the Defining of Medicine. Galen would have been pleased. Ancient Medicine Sciences of Antiquity Series.